Gandzak, Armenia

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Gandzak
Գանձակ
The 9th-century St. Gevorg Church in Gandzak
The 9th-century St. Gevorg Church in Gandzak
Gandzak is located in Armenia
Gandzak
Gandzak
Gandzak is located in Gegharkunik
Gandzak
Gandzak
Coordinates: 40°19′28″N 45°06′54″E / 40.32444°N 45.11500°E / 40.32444; 45.11500Coordinates: 40°19′28″N 45°06′54″E / 40.32444°N 45.11500°E / 40.32444; 45.11500
Country Armenia
ProvinceGegharkunik
Elevation
1,978 m (6,490 ft)
Population
 • Total3,815
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
1206
Gandzak, Armenia at GEOnet Names Server

Gandzak (Armenian: Գանձակ) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is located on the eastern side of the Gavar river, 3 km southwest from the regional center Gavar, at an average height of 1,980 meters above sea level.

Toponymy[edit]

The village was previously known as Batikian and Batikyan, in honor of Batik Batikian (1892–1920), a Communist activist.

History[edit]

The village contains the 4th- or 5th-century half-ruined basilica of St. Astvatsatsin, and the domed 9th- or 10th-century St. Gevorg Church, in ancient times it had a domed hall. In the 19th century, Armenian migrants from Western Armenia covered the destroyed roofs with the logs.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Committee of Armenia. "The results of the 2011 Population Census of Armenia" (PDF).
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 78. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.

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